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the income tax is 100 years old or it look at how much it has grown out. welcome, everyone, i and liz macdonald in for neil cavuto. as you're watching the super bowl, we are continuing to watch our tax rates skyrocket. income tax celebrating its 100 are they this saturday. it was 7% of first started. now, locale hiatus. it's about if we should raise the rates even more. dan mitchell on what rates america will be seen next 100 years. you know, here is the thing. basically we are seeing the income tax celebrating its 100 anniversary. back then, it was unconstitutional to have an income tax. what do you make of the direction the country is in with where they are right now? >> well, this is just an argument for euthanasia. i think 100 years is plenty long enough to have the income tax. what is really tragic is that we would not have the modern welfare state with all the economic damage it imposes if we had not given politician the ability to live levy a broad-based tax like the income tax. but as you point out, it is just going to get worse in the future because we have these out-
linda has a comment on the end of the payroll. this is not an increase in taxes. people and employers have had a 2% break-in social security taxes for the last two years. this at a time when social security fund could not afford it. a financial gift to the already employed at the expense of social security. technically right, but in your bed you hated it. i love hearing from you. send me an e-mail. gerri@foxbusiness.com. and you know what, two years in the making almost. the man behind the disasters solyndra alone is stepping down. energy secretary steven chu offering his resignation today. he was highly criticized for its handling of the $528 million loan to the solar panel maker, which later went bankrupt. despite the blunder he is leaving with obama's support and his pride intact. he said, came with streams and leaving with a set of accomplishments that we should all be proud of. not all of his dreams came true. back in 2008 he famously said we as a nation needed to boost gas prices to levels -- levels seen in europe. although he eventually walked back those comments,
even with massive tax hikes and assuming the spending cuts do kick in. congressman tom price pushing the president to balance the budget and says this new report is proof we can't do that by hiking taxes. what about that? we're still going to be deep into the red. >> good to be with you. the president has put forward for different budgets, none of which have ever come to balance. the house republicans have acted responsibly, our budget is yet to balance, so what we will do is put together a budget that balances in a ten-year time. all it does tomorrow it says to the president tell us when you'ryourbudget balances. it is important to do that because we have our principled solutions with the program. liz: used a dozen state when the budget would be balanced, is that it? >> we have had to end dollars deficit of the past four years in the past for budgets by this president have never come into balance ever in the 75 year time frame we talk about budgets. the american people need to know that. it is important the president gets mad because then we could talk about the positive solutions a
, larry, and you can't tax an economy in the prosperity period. >> look, ideally you would say okay, we're going to freeze government spending at this level and that would mean over time it is going to fall as a percentage of the economy, but you can't ever get congress to do that, right? so it always ends up being something very harsh to get things done. and so this is the consequence that you have to face. at least in the short term. that you're going to have a short-term hit to gdp. but in the long run, the numbers are going to be better for the united states. >> most of that stuff is transfer payments. >> agreed. >> it will not even affect gdp. defense purchases do affect gdp. but to america since nobody ever wants to cut spending -- >> you got to cut somewhere. >> and i would do it right now. >> and it will only happen during bad times, larry. it will never happen during good times. we see that over and over again, when the economy is going gang busters, the government just chooses to spend more. it's in its nature. you have to do it when it's tough. >> lower spending means a stron
perceptions of the sales tax or consumption taxes it will be easy to a minister. there is a role for the tax collector, and if you look at any state law you will see the car phone of exemptions, and they are as complex as some of those tax preferences we have in our code. discipline will be required on a consumption tax just as it would for an income-tax. ♪ a little bit. and that is the nature of accounting systems and how they influenced the development of tax policy. if i go all the way back to the history of conversion from a tariff to an income tax, what really makes this possible is the growth of the modern corporation or the modern business because they develop the accounting system, keep track of who has wages and for them to operate efficiently and need to keep track of it. that is the financial accounting that acquires them to keep track of income, and the government that is able to latch on to these accounting systems and really rely upon them to enforce code. in truth it is the large business, large charity, larger organization that is the main instrument for impleme
that includes spending cuts, but house speaker, john boehner, says tax hikes are out of the question. >> every month feels the same. high unemployment, a rise in our prizes and more debt for our kids and grandkids. >> he does not want another tech rare fix. some house republicans have indicated they will let the automatic cuts take effect if there's no long-term agreement to reduce the deficit. those cuts would take a big bite out of military spending and domestic programs. including a 2% hit to medicare. danielle nottingham, cbs news, the white house. >> you stop for this passenger, you stop for the white passenger, you pass the black passenger, and you're not even licensed to pick up people on the street at all. >> quite a confrontation and now we have a big development in the wake of our undercover d.c. taxi investigation. the taxi cab commission is taking action to address the violations that we exposed. and it could include inspectors working alongside of our undercover crews. investigative reporter has been logging a whole lot of miles on this one, and russ, how would they embed their
♪ >> do not be fooled by the headlines. the economy is in bad shape. tax and spend is a failure. good morning, everyone. the bean counters presented the report on the economy. and what did the media pick on? the deficit. this year it will be below a trillion dollars, that's what the pundits focused on and ignored the grim reality. in fact, our debt is headed toward the worst levels in post war america. worst, the economy will show a masly 1.4% growth. unemployment rise to 8%, stay at very high levels for years, and 7 million people will lose their health care coverage under obamacare. that came within hours of president obama's call for more tax increases on the rich and put off spending cuts. tax and spend, it lives on and so does our massive debt. reality check, "varney & company" is about to begin. [ shapiro ] at legalzoom, you can take care of virtually all your imptant legal matters in just minutes. protect youramily... and launch your dreams. at legalzoom.com we put the law on your side. >> first up this wednesday morning, gas prices, yes, they are still on the rise. national a
these tax. the courts have validated that businesses have the responsibility to protect against these types of attacks. gerri: at my bank does not protect me and should be their fault. answer, who are these people doing this? >> obviously we have these other governments, the chinese government that we believe is going -- for example, the new york times, trying to find out who the sources that the reporters used to write about the dissidents in china. it wanted to get at them and learn. that is one. gerri: not on to the three best thing. >> the other side is the internet additives that are all over the place angry about civil liberties and angry. an internet activists who was under investigation by the u.s. government. he had other problems, credits suicide in january which anchored -- the fact committed suicide was sad, but anonymous was angry at the way the government went after them. gerri: and that is actually what is behind this attack. to you. anonymous, these fellows are angry, they don't like the way things are going. another trying to get a personal information. what do you make of
meningitis. >> baltimore city and county people can get their taxes done free. >> winter weather advisory. was a morning to the north. -- blizzard warning to the north. >> the case of bacterial meningitis at loyola -- at loyola university's night. an undergraduate did was diagnosed today and taken to hospital for treatment -- an undergraduate student was diagnosed a day and taken to hospital for treatment. this dude was listed in serious but stable condition. twitter -- the student was listed in serious but stable condition. twitter, facebook, youtube -- school officials believe it will serve as a vital tool to enhance education, communication and learning. it would prohibit communication between students and staff but the district says there is little doubt about how social media would benefit the classroom. >> we will look at unblocking social media sites to use them for instructional purposes. >> this is only the first reading on the social media policy. if it is approved by the school board, it would go on the books this fall. >> it is time to start thinking about filing taxes again.
in their nation's roads and bridges not up to snuff. he will be paying the price in the form of the taxes. i will break it down coming up. ♪ officemax is celebrating our new collaboration with go daddy! with an online package including: domain name, website builder with five pages and basic email just $49.99! that's up to 76 percent below online providers and only at officemax stores! did you know not all fiber is the same? citrucel is different- it's the only fiber for regularity that won't cause excess gas. it's gentle and clinically proven to help restore and maintain regularity. look for citrucel today. ♪ >> from our fox business studios in new york, here again is gerri willis. ♪ gerri: just after the election a handful of states filed petitions to try to secede from the union. while the chances of that happening are slim to none, virginia, looking to break ties with the federal monetary system , the state house recently approving a study to determine whether the state should adopt its own currency because the fears of the dollar. the bill would spend $20,000 on a steady calling fo
? ishares. low cost and tax efficient. find out why nine out of ten large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus which includes investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. read and consider it carefully before investing. risk includes possible loss of principal. liz: the president is meeting with labor and business leaders today to discuss his immigration plan. our next guest born in bombay, came to the u.s. graduating from mit and harvard where he then stayed, grew the company in silicon valley now worth billions of dollars. david: and employees thousands. joining us now, chairman and ceo. so good to have you here, thank you for coming in. as wonderful as your story is, there are hundreds of other stories, perhaps thousands like it in the united states were people dream of coming here, learning that a place like mit or stanford and go on to set up a business that employs thousands of u.s. citizens. tell us about your story and if it is emblematic of what happens to others. >> yes, that is true. i showed up
tax and replace it with a small hike in state sales tax. the republican governor on where things stan right now. governor, thank you for joining us. >> thank you, sir. >> you want to raise the state sales tax but eliminate the gas tax. give us the numbers. >> well, we do have a problem with infrastructure in america. you heard the secretary's comments and you're right. only 6% of the stimulus money was spent on infrastructure, and the rest was spent on things that didn't help much. so we have a problem and it's the gasoline tax on a state of decline because of inflation, alternative fuels and cafe standards and so forth, and we have the most congested area in america, northern virginia. so we're trying to build infrastructure. the gas tax is going to keep declining so we're suggesting let's get rid of and it replace it with a sales tax that froze with the economy. >> let's tell the viewers the numbers. the virginia gas tax is 17-1/2 cents per gallon. nationwide it's 18.4. you're saying eliminate the 17-1/2 sentences per gallon state sales tax and add .08% on sales of everything. is th
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's that revenue is absolutely not an option. >> this quest to continually to raise taxes is not going anywhere. we've already done that. >> americans do not support sacrificing real spending cuts for more tax hikes. >> this is the wrong time for sequestration to take place. we should be able to sit down together and resolve this without again asking the american people to have their taxes increased. >> i want to bring in roll call cheryl and washington bureau chief ryan grim. good morning. >> good morning. >> the president says let's replace this with taxes and alternate cuts. republicans say cuts but no taxes. is it clear, ryan, who has the upper hand here? >> it's not entirely clear. republicans certainly feel like they have the upper hand here, much more so than the fiscal cliff. around the fiscal cliff, if nothing happened, taxes went up and democrats had a clear advantage. this time if nothing happens, spending cuts go into effects so republicans sort of think they have an advantage. but what is getting cut? the pentagon is taking the brunt of these cuts. certainly the commander in chief does
-home pay, because of the expiration of a payroll tax holiday. so will consumers be forced to cut back spending, hurting economic growth, and stock market performance? >> not necessarily, because rising gasoline prices is usually predicated on a weaker dollar or better economic activity. better economic activity would lead to higher earnings. >> reporter: wolfberg says crude prices would have to jump $10 a barrel, or roughly 10%, before there's a major hit to the u.s. economy. erika mille "n.b.r.," new york. >> tom: still aad, the federal resee theatest target a cyber attack, areompanies taking cyber risks seriously? >> susie: on wall street today, a choppy day of trading with investors focused on new concerns about the outlook for europe's economy, and a new batch of corporate earnings. with more than half of the companies in the s&p reporting, quarterly results have been better than expected. still, by the closing bell, stocks were virtually unchanged. the dow rose seven points, the nasdaq fell three, and the s&p added nearly a point. >> susie: while the stock market is flirting wit
tax dodgers. >> corporations are people, my friend. >> the senator unveils his new bill here tonight. >>> plus, someone actually made the paul harvey farmer ad better. >>> and governor chris christie wants everyone to shut up about his weight. >> shut up. >> tonight, reverend al sharpton is here to give the governor some tips on becoming the biggest loser. >>> good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching. the confirmation hearings of cia director nominee john brennan got off to a rocky start today. human rights protesters from the activist group code pink interrupted the hearings before they even started. john brennan is the architect of the obama administration's drone warfare program, which includes targeted killings. once the hearing got under way, there was another disruption. the protester was escorted out. then there was another. same thing. seconds later there was another. and then another. finally, chairwoman senator dianne feinstein broke up the proceedings. >> we're going to halt the hearing. i'm going to ask that the room be cleared and that the code pink a
believe that they should at least pass a smaller package of spending cuts and tax reforms. >> a smaller package. because you can't get a deal done in time? so of course, it's not the first time washington has kicked the can down the road. we know that. remember when we first heard about sequester, that bizarre word that is now part of the lexicon? it was august 2011 and the word sequester came out of the failed deal on the debt ceiling. then came the fiscal cliff, that was the next chance to prevent all of the cuts. washington punted, they said hey, three more months, we'll solve it then. nope. now three months is coming so guess what? they will punt again. you know what, thinking about it today, it reminded me a lot about this. ♪ put your little hand in mine ♪ put your little hand in mine ♪ put your little hand in mine ♪ there ain't no hill or mountain we can't climb ♪ >> that of course was "groundhog day." at least they had a good song. we have to listen to the terrible voices of people in washington. "outfront," michael waldman from nyu school of law, and michael medved, co
>> we'll talk about it later. we had seven states that had no state income tax, but there are other states that are working in that direction. bobby jindal is trying to put louisiana there. the now republican governor of north carolina trying to bring down rates or perhaps eliminate them altogether. >> because they can attract business because you've got people in texas, louisiana and other states knows you can attract business and even chris christie in new jersey, he's trying to steal business out of illinois. same thing, he can give them better deals, better tax rates and a better quality of life for the residents there. more people have jobs in that state, the more revenue they pay to the state the better off the state is, they get it. >> if you want to work. if you want to sue people, you go to chicago and california. cheryl, thanks very much. coming up next, one of our voices from chicago weighs in on that city's cops, suing for overtime pay for blackberry use and a little later, bruce willis whose latest action movie is about to hit the theater coming out against gun control.
? you have the jobless rate picking up, economic growth slowing down and the federal income tax turning 100 this sunday. fears are growing it's only heading higher. swatch out on the price of good friday. it's 14,000. >> let's celebrate. we're rich, we're rich again, part two. here's what i think about the income tax. remember those coffee mugs, life begins at 40? how about for the income tax life begins at 100. let's actually fix this thing, make it a little more favorable for businesses, for income, for individual income earners. i mean, that would be a lot better than at least leaving it at this rate. >> some say we've had it for 100 years. maybe we should keep it for the next 100. >> here's the thing. i'll tell you. it's been a rough 100 years with regards to income tax because there's been a lot of wrangle ling. if you just look at the numbers, we rely on the top 10% of taxpayers, jenna, as a country more than any other developed nation in the world. we know we have the highest corporate tax rates. >> you just don't want to pay your taxes. >> hello, irs, i don't want to pay my taxe
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. a lot more to come including every look at a -- elected ridiculous tax bill. is the world's second-biggest company paying their share? and a ridiculous debate over a waitress showing a recede saying a tape was not paid by pastor. mandatory tips. stay with us. ♪ john is 42. mortgage. married. two great kids. he wants to protect his family with a $500,000 term life insurance policy. what do you think it'll cost him? a hundred dollars a month? sixty? forty? actually none of the above. john can get a $500,000 policy -from a highly rated insurer - for under $25 a month. his secret? selectquote. selectquote is impartial. they'll search the pick of insurers like these to give you a choice of your best prices. selectquote has great savings on term life for women, too. john's wife carrie, can get a $500,000 policy for under $16 a month. selectquote has helped make term life insurance affordable for hundreds of thousands of people since 1985. how about you? just call this number or visit selectquote dot com. ♪ gerri: all right. tonight we're breaking down one of the most talked-about job
located in canada and skype in their input. i pay the taxes in canada and not in the u.s. >> in silicon valley, that is commonly happening. everywhere else but silicon valley. we want people here so they will pay taxes here and interact and start more companies after they finish projects. >> thank you. >> the gentleman from new york is recognized for five minutes. >> thank you. you have indicated throughout your testimony the need for policy or practical reasons to emphasize as we tackle this immigration issue of highly skilled visas. you have founded a company of 1000 plus employees. you have written a book. you work at one our most distant wish universities. you have -- one of our most distant wish to universities have contributed much to america. we have a history of dealing with refugees with a passion that makes sense for who we are and what we represent in our democratic values. with the history of making sure that we grant visas in recognition of the fact that we need to draw from people all across the world. that is the premise of the diversity. tha that makes a stronger. the ne
will take a 2% reduction. the president and democrats prefer an option that raises more money by closing tax loopholes. republicans want to stick with spending cuts saying they've already agreed to tax hikes. 448,000 jobs in dc, maryland and virginia could be affected. concerned about the impact on our economy. >> sequestration will hurt not only the defense side but the nondefense side. my committee funds the fbi. there will probably be furloughs at the fbi and the national cancer institute, nih. defense and nondefense. >> that hurts the broader economy. people are concerned about their jobs and don't know the impact on their bank accounts. that holds them from spending on movies and restaurants and theaters. thinks he has time to buy a little bit more of a deal. let republicans and democrats work it out. but some republicans say they've had enough. they think the spending cuts are the only way to achieve true deficit reduction. back to you. >> all right, melanie. thank you very much. >>> president obama's pick to head the cia. a justice department memo leaked yesterday outlined the justifi
wants more "revenue." >> and looking to expand it. >> republicans would have been blamed for any tax increase on the middle class. >> the end result being he takes more money off of wealthy people. >> it slows us down gradually. >> many can say texas don't matter. of course they will in the long run. stuart: here we come. what a perfect moment to throw it to dagen and connell. connell: good morning, everyone. dagen: america is a good bet. here to tell you why. connell: one of our guests in this hour could be the next energy secretary. dagen: more on the power outage and the record-breaking at cbs sports for that incredible game. connell: and cyber attacks, the white house considering action against china. dagen: i had the ravens, did you? by a field goal, 27-24. connell: nobody knows football like dagen mcdowell. clearly. dagen: stocks now has to do every 15 minutes, nicole petallides at the new york stock exchange. nicole: a good bet going. if yo you're betting on the mar, 14,000 mark a little disappointed today, we are pulling back, dow jones industrials down 116 points right now.
$84. they talked about payroll tax increases. it is in a more competitive environment. the easy way for walmart is over. a little bit of a pullback is expected. back to you. melissa: thank you so much. a big month in january. we get to the bottom line with elizabeth macdonald. why is this? >> you have been talking about that great rotation. we have not seen a start like this in 15 years. in the month of january alone. it surpasses what happened all of last year combined for all four quarters. the bears have left the building. the s&p forward earnings that we are looking at are still cheap versus the october 27 peak. the s&p 500 was trading at 13. if it hits 14, then you are talking s&p 1600. if it hits 16, you are talking s&p 1700. are we setting up a classic bear trap? that stock has gotten ahead of the economic recovery. we are seeing the togo war on whether or not we will have a downdraft by end of year. melissa: who is winning? >> though bulls are winning for now. if there is a pullback there, you could be in a downdraft air up. melissa: thank you so much. lori: this has been th
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